Stories for every holiday

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byCarolyn Sherwin Bailey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... TURNING THE THANKSGIVING TABLES NONE of the scholars in the Blake School liked to have the orphans attend it. The arrangement by which the long line of "all-alone" boys and girls in their "all-alike" blue suits and long blue dresses took their way every morning from the Orphans' Home and came to the brick school building had only been made that fall. Chester was a comfortable little town, its tree-lined streets stretching lazily along until they ended in fertile fields and farm lands outside the village limits. Almost everyone owned a home, and the children did not know what it meant to be poor and an orphan. They somehow resented the fact that the big white Orphans' Home was a part of Chester. "They ought to live out in the country somewhere," Dorothy Turner, the history teacher's little daughter, said, as she moved away from the school gate to let the orphans in one morning in November. "I'm sure they would be happier, for they must feel that they don't belong here with us." "I know it; they do look so different," Frances Harding, whose father was Chester's mayor, added. "It must be mortifying to dress just like everybody else," she continued. The orphans did make a marked contrast to the others as they filed in the gate and through the school door. Dorothy's white felt hat could not keep her fair curls from blowing about her fairer face; and her pink sweater was so long as to almost reach the bottom of her skirts. Frances wore a crimson tamo'shanter cap above her long, dark braids, and her red corduroy suit and tan boots made her look like a wood nymph, a bright creature dressed in the colors of scarlet leaves, and brown bark. The two girls must have looked very winsome and attractive to the orphans. One little girl in blue at the end of the line stepp...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... TURNING THE THANKSGIVING TABLES NONE of the scholars in the Blake School liked to have the orphans attend it. The arrangement ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217881297

ISBN - 13:9780217881296

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